Qasim Mirza

Partner at GCR Partners

London, United Kingdom


M&A and Private Capital adviser to early stage technology companies. Typical deal size $20m-$200m

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 11 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Administration Alternative Finance Asset Management Bank Platform Software Communications Equipment Data and Analytics Enterprise Software Identity and Security Insurance Risk and Compliance Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment


Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Divestitures, Target Sourcing, Venture and minority investments, Acquihire, Commercial Due Diligence, Financial Due Diligence, Vendor Due Diligence, Term Sheet, M&A Negotiations, Bolt-on acquisitions, Buy-and-Build, Private Equity & Growth Capital, Sell-side M&A, Corporate Development, Buy-Side M&A

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Bloomberg, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ

Languages: English

Work Experience

GCR Partners




- Now

• Origination and execution of own buy-side and sell-side software mandates • Selected Transaction Experience: o Buy-side advice and target identification for UK payments business o European target identification for PE-backed US WealthTech Business o Buy-side advice and InsurTech target identification for French listed trade finance insurer o Sale of AiXPRT, an audit automation solution leveraging AI, to Ideagen o £30m growth equity round for Sign-In Solutions, a visitor management software provider, from PSG Equity o Strategic advice and M&A preparation to CSS ahead of its acquisition by Confluence Technologies o $20m fundraise for YieldX, a fixed income portfolio management solution, from Envestnet o $5m fundraise for XYZ Reality, an AI-based BIM modelling solution, from Hoxton Ventures and Amadeus Capital

Currency Sphere




- 1/10/2019

• Founded an FX and treasury management consultancy with a focus on assisting private equity and real estate fund managers hedge currency risk • Generated over £1m in net revenue over 2 years • Built strong partnership relationships with liquidity providers including tier-1 banks and payments and FX FinTech’s (CurrencyCloud, Ebury, AlphaFX, etc.)

Woodside Capital Partners

TMT M&A Associate



- 1/1/2016

• Origination and execution of buy-side and sell-side technology mandates • Selected Transaction Experience: o $20m sale of Xura Secure Communications, a two-factor authentication company for the German banking system, to CLX Communications o $75m sale of AMICRA Microtechnologies, a Germany-based ultra-high precision die attach equipment company, to ASM Pacific Technology; generated advisory fees of over $1.3m o $23m sale of Telexis Solutions, an end-to-end software solution for e-ticketing and fare collection for public transport, to Canada-based Enghouse Interactive o $30m series D fundraise for UK-based developer of silicon photonics networks o $148m sale of Smaato, a real-time advertising exchange, to China-based Spearhead o Sale of Birdstep Technology AB, a specialist in applying connection management for the hand-off from cellular to Wi-Fi signals, to Smith Micro o $24m sale of Cobolt, a manufacturer of high-performance lasers, to HUBNER GmbH o $30m sale of Inmage, a disaster recovery software for data centers, to Microsoft o $20m sale of Caliopa, a silicon photonics optical transceiver business, to Huawei

Aquaa Partners

TMT M&A Analyst



- 1/1/2013

• Worked on a $200m sell-side mandate, advising a leading Consumer Electronics company • Collated financial information from client to build three statement financial model which fed into underlying assumptions for DCF Valuation • Conducted industry and company analysis for Information Memorandum and "Teaser" documents as well as Public Company Comparable Valuation • Edited and updated pitch books and various literature before being presented to clients and prospective investors

Russell Investments

Alternative Investments



- 1/1/2012

• Quantitative and qualitative analysis of Private Equity and Infrastructure fund managers • Created and assisted pitch to win £250m Private Infrastructure investment mandate • Met with fund managers to understand and evaluate investment strategies • Formed recommendations of funds to present to internal Investment Committee then subsequently to clients • Carried out Financial and Operational Due Diligence on "High Interest" Funds


Imperial College London



- 31/12/2013

Cass Business School



- 31/12/2012